Dean, College of Education and Human Development
Texas A&M University San Antonio
Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Texas A&M University San Antonio in their search for a Dean, College of Education and Human Development.
Texas A&M University San Antonio desires an energetic, collegial, and experienced leader to lead the College of Education and Human Development. The dean is expected to be a passionate advocate for faculty, students, and the community and to create a clear vision for continued growth and development of the college.
The dean reports directly to the provost and provides strong leadership and direction to a robust college of approximately sixty-six faculty, including an assistant dean, three chairs, and four associate chairs. Departments include the Educator Prep Program, Curriculum and Instruction, Educator and Leadership Preparation, and Counseling, Health and Kinesiology.
The dean is the chief academic officer for the College of Education and Human Development and is responsible for the overall development, promotion, and operation of the college. Responsibilities include coordinating, supervising, and developing current and long-range planning in the areas of teaching, curricula, research programs, space, and equipment. The dean supervises academic advising, degree-plan preparation, and maintenance of student records and certifies students for graduation. Responsibilities pertain to all personnel actions within the college and for timely submission of all required reports, schedules, and documents.
This position interacts with internal and external constituencies, including faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, community, and outside agencies.
Initiates and supports activities resulting in continuous improvement of undergraduate and graduate teaching and research, including program accreditation, ongoing curriculum review, reporting quality assurance through the college’s Institutional Effectiveness Report and external funding.
Ensures compliance with college, state, and national expectations and standards, including state standards for approved programs and standards for accreditation.
Develops plans for the intermediate and long-term development of the college in consultation with the department chairs, faculty, and staff. Integrates these plans into the College’s Institutional Effectiveness Plan and Strategic Plan.
Supervises the administrative staff and department chairs in the conduct of the routine business of the college.
Maintains programs for effective academic advising, degree planning, and maintenance of student records. Certifies students for graduation. Supports the university’s student-recruiting programs and develops college-level student-recruiting programs serving both traditional and non-traditional students.
Supervises the development of personnel policies and procedures within the college and ensures compliance and consistency with university-wide faculty personnel policies and procedures.
Identifies faculty and staff personnel needs and demonstrates a commitment to the recruitment, advancement, and retention of a diverse faculty and staff.
Develops and manages the budget for the college.
Develops a vision for the college that is consistent with the university’s mission as given in the strategic plan and develops plans and priorities to achieve the mission including those related to the accreditation process.
Provides support to student organizations and activities. Assists in fund-raising activities for the college and assists department chairs with similar activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications and experience:
Doctoral degree in a field related to those represented in the college. Refer to the job description above.
Leadership experience as a dean or chair. If chair experience, department size should be similar in size to the Texas A&M San Antonio College of Education and Human Development and contain multiple programs. Refer to the job description above.
Demonstrated research experience and the ability to develop processes that encourage and support faculty research.
Eligible for tenure as a full professor.
Experience working with and supporting a diverse non-traditional student population.
Experience working with certification or boards, including CACREP, SACS, and NCATE.
Open, approachable, fair, and equitable managerial style.
Proven record of leadership and service to the community.
Ability to communicate with constituents at all levels, including students, faculty, and administrators.
Committed to employing best practices in teaching, research, and service to support faculty, staff, and students.
Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
Desired Qualifications TEA accreditation experience.
Knowledgeable about higher-education policies and shared governance.
About Texas A&M-San Antonio:
Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a growing, dynamic university reflective of the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering affordable, high-quality education.
From fall 2009, when A&M-SA became a standalone university, to fall 2017, enrollment grew 340 percent. The university currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic, and approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.
Through the university’s 26 undergraduate degree programs and 13 graduate degree programs, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology, and biology. A&M-SA prepares and empowers students with knowledge and marketable skills that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship, and lifelong learning.
Living in San Antonio
Described as the smallest big city, San Antonio is the nation’s 7th largest city and 2nd largest in Texas. Residents boast of the small-town atmosphere filling the streets. Travel + Leisure readers named it #5 on their "America’s Friendliest City" list.
Ranked #14 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of the 100 Best Places to Live (based on job market, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration), residents pay less for everyday expenses. The cost of living is over 36% less than in New York. In addition, Texas does not have an income tax.
The city delivers in every entertainment area, including food, music, sports, theater, art, and over 14,000 acres of scenic parks. San Antonio offers more than 50 major events and festivals throughout the year.
Though the city has a laid-back character, it offers a thriving job market with growing opportunities in biosciences, renewable energy, and manufacturing industries, including headquarters for SBC Communications (AT&T), Valero Energy, Tesoro Petroleum (oil and gas), Clear Channel Communications, Southwest Research Institute, and a strong banking and financial presence. The South Texas Medical Center is one of the largest in the state, with a substantial medical and biotech research component. The unemployment rate is below the national average.
More than 100,000 students study at one of the city’s 31 higher education institutions, including Texas A&M University-San Antonio, UT Health San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of the Incarnate Word, St. Mary’s University, and Alamo Community Colleges.
If you have any questions, you may contact Jennifer Muller at Academic Career & Executive Search: 860-740-2600 or email Jennifer@acesrch.com
Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
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